The head of the Ministry of Communications Igor Shchegolev launched digital broadcasting in the transmitting station in the town Smidovich Jewish Autonomous Region.
In Birobidzhan Shchegolev visited the broadcasting center in the village of Hill of. Here, for he had a small tour, spoke about the actual hardware and power.
"To date, commissioned 35 transmitters that cover nearly 99.3% of the EAO. This is the best figure in Russia. By the end of 2012 in the Amur (Khabarovsk, Amur and Jewish Autonomous Oblast) is scheduled to be operational 100 transmitters. After that complete the full digitalization of the region " — Said Igor Shchegolev.
In the EAO in digital quality for eight channels zapushchenno first multiplex. It consists of eight national channels, "first", "Russia 1", "Russia 2". Russia 24 "," Russian Culture "," NTV "," Petersburg Channel 5, "" Carousel. "Broadcasting organization of the ninth, the local, the channel is in the development stage.
The project is part of the federal target program "The development of broadcasting in the Russian Federation in 2009-2015".
In addition, Shchegolev checked the quality of cellular along the highway "Amur". The "Big Three" — MTS "MegaFon" and "VimpelCom" — completely covered wirelessly over two thousand kilometers of highway "Amur". From Khabarovsk to Chita built 102 masts, which is located 300 base stations. In this case, the total investment in the project amounted to four billion rubles, of which one half were on three cellular company and the second — on the state and power companies.
"This year we had to run the 300 cellular base stations, to ensure their uninterrupted power supply, main channels of communication. In this case, some organizations involved in energy supply, backbone links mainly provides "Rostelecom". As a result, we obtained a unique experience of interaction between government agencies and private companies. For the first time in the history of Russia, we are seeing an example of such an interaction, where the state and different market players have agreed among themselves and acted as partners in the implementation of a large project. This is a new, largely unparalleled experience, given that the model can be used in the future for the implementation of major public projects, including to bring cell phones to remote regions where operators were not profitable to go alone, "- said Igor Shchegolev.